C0031 Simca Horizon is described as Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Circuit Malfunction. It's actually a general trouble code for a problem on IAT electrical circuit sensor, as it sends incorrect voltage input signals to the PCM. As you drive and when specific conditions are slowly met, the vapors will gradually purge from the charcoal canister and will get burned within your engine.
SymptomsSymptoms of a C0031 Simca Horizon diagnostic trouble code may include:
Possible Causes :
Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender. You might continue by connecting the scanner to the vehicle diagnostic connector and retrieving all stored codes and freeze frame data.
Diagnostic trouble code C0031 Simca Horizon is not difficult to diagnose and repair. Thus, it always pays to have a qualified technician to look after your vehicle should this error code arise.
Diagnosing this code requires the engine to be in good running shape, without unmetered air entering the engine. If other codes that relates to misfiring condition, lean running or air entering the engine is present, then you must first fix those error codes before C0031 Simca Horizon.
Fortunately, C0031 Simca Horizon is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.